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Working Like A Dog: Sled Dogs, Breeds (Part III)

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Any dog, whether it is of pure or mixed breed, can be used to pull a sled
However, it need to be large enough to pull the sled and exhibit the required endurance to travel long distances at a speed that will allow to complete the trip in a reasonable amount of time. 

An average sled dog is required to pull for up to 80 miles (129 Km) a day in a range of speed that can vary, according to the distance and trail conditions, between 6 and 14 miles per hour (9.7 and 23 Km/h).

Numerous types and dog breeds used for this kind of activity possess a dense fur that helps them keep warm and are able to work as a team with discipline. The classification of these dogs varies from one association and Kennel club to another. For instance, the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) categorizes nordic sled dogs under group V section 1, recognizing only four breeds: Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, Greenland Dog and Samoyed.
However, there are many other breeds and types of dogs commonly used for mushing. In order to help you find the best sled dogs, we have gather The 15 Best Sled Dog Breeds which you can read by clicking on this link or each one of the following pictures 

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